base-born (adj.) Old form(s): base-borne
of low birth, lowborn, plebeian
2H6 I.iii.81[Queen to Suffolk, of the Duchess of Gloucester] Contemptuous base-born callet as she is
2H6 IV.viii.46[Clifford to the rebels] Better ten thousand base-born Cades miscarry
3H6 II.ii.143[Richard to Queen] Shamest thou not, knowing whence thou art extraught, / To let thy tongue detect thy base-born heart?
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